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My IMAC runs OS 10.4.11. Can I upgrade to Snow Leopard with the $29 upgrade package or must I buy the more expensive "box set" that includes aps I will be unlikely to use?

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Can you? Yes.

Should you? Well, that's been debated endlessly. If you're interested, use the Search feature. You'll have a whole weekend's worth of reading material...

By the way, that is an answer to part one of your compound question. I'm assuming you're not an attorney. Lawyers never put "or" in a question.
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Can you? Yes.

Should you? Well, that's been debated endlessly.
FWIW...Great answer on what is a delicate & confusing topic (IMHO).

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Can you? Yes.

Should you? Well, that's been debated endlessly.
Exactly!

At the end of the day, if you're going to go the $29 route, instead of the box set that Apple recommends (which by the way is a bargain at $126 Amazon.com: Mac Box Set 10.6.3: Software) then do a clean install!

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And with the money you save backup Tiger before you do that clean install and migrate applications etc over.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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And with the money you save backup Tiger before you do that clean install and migrate applications etc over.
I probably should have mentioned that, because even though I 'assume' that this is a given, there are endless posts here by people who have stuffed up and would have been fine if only they had time machine backups and/or clones.
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I went the SL $29 route and now my MBP shuts down faster.

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Yes, you can upgrade, but you'll need an Intel processor and 1Gb of RAM.
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My only other advice is to make sure that your applications are supported on Snow Leopard. If not you are going to have to upgrade them to newer versions or find an alternative. That goes the same for any of your hardware. IE printer, scanners etc.

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Thanks for the help -- no more "or's" in questions and I will back up before doing anything.

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